Grey H.B








Herbert Bertram Grey
Flight Lietenent
Royal Air Foce

Born: 6th June 1911
Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom

Flight Lieutenant Grey was one of a number of officers who smuggled medicine into the POW camp to help the many seriously ill prisoners incarcerated there and was a conduit for news from the outside world.

When the Japanese grew suspicious he was tortured and interrogated for six months but refused to divulge the names of fellow officers, such as Captain Douglas Ford of the Royal Scots, and Colonel Newnham of the Middlesex Regiment.

He was executed by firing squad, with fellow prisoners, on the 18th of December 1943 and buried in Stanley Military Cemetery in Hong Kong.